Global stocks drop with Trump expected to hit back at China

Global stocks drop with Trump expected to hit back at China

Geopolitical tensions hit global stocks on Friday as investors braced for potential retaliation from Washington after Beijing approved a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong. In early trading in the Asia-Pacific region, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 1.3 per cent. Elsewhere, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 dropped 1.2 per cent and Japan’s Topix index shed 0.3 […]

China expected to impose coal import restrictions

China expected to impose coal import restrictions

China is expected to promote the use of domestic coal by tightening import rules, starting with shipments from Australia, according to analysts and traders. After imports to the world’s second-biggest economy jumped in the first four months of the year, market...
Pompeo Says Hong Kong No Longer Has Autonomy Under China

Pompeo Says Hong Kong No Longer Has Autonomy Under China

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that he told Congress that the State Department no longer considered Hong Kong to have significant autonomy under Chinese rule, a move that indicated that the Trump administration was likely to end...
China Forgets the Coronavirus. A Writer Explores Its Amnesia.

China Forgets the Coronavirus. A Writer Explores Its Amnesia.

“It’s like nothing had happened,” Mr. Chan said in an interview. “I’m dumbfounded. How could they make a U-turn so fast?”Mr. Chan wrote “The Fat Years” as a cautionary tale. Today, it seems all too real. A disaster brings suffering and death. Collective amnesia sets...